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#228956 31-Jan-2018 17:00
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Hi, needs your experience, Vodafone is offering to move from grandfathered cable plan(Motorola modem, 100/10) to FibreX. Currently using a lot of port forwarding(synology)/VPNs/VOIP/security cameras(means a lot of video LAN traffic)+Netflix, home Static IP with my personal domain name hosting by Spark, my router is Linksys EA9500, perfect WIFI signal in any place of the house, etc, I don't want a Vodafone router, want to re-use mine, ~30 devices 24/7 online. I'm happy to stay with old plan but Vodafone says they don't support it anymore.

 

Will I face any problem/s moving to FibreX? If not Vodafone, then which ISP?

 

Thanks a lot


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  #1949515 31-Jan-2018 17:17
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if you can get fibre go for that if not you are likely stuck with vodafone for cable


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  #1949516 31-Jan-2018 17:18
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I moved from VF cable 100/10 to "FibreX 200" cable a year ago. (We won't have a "real" fibre option for another 2 years).

 

There were some significant teething problems in the first six months, with frequent outages and poor performance.

 

These seem to have resolved now - no outages for three months, and reasonably good performance - definitely an improvement on the old 100/10 cable.

 

If you can't get "real fibre", then I would suggest upgrading to "Fibre X".

 

If you can get "real fibre", then drop VF and move on.

 

I intend to upgrade to fibre as soon as it becomes available.

 

 





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  #1949517 31-Jan-2018 17:20
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Just use the same router. You may need to change some VLAN settings on the WAN but otherwise it'll be the same.

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  #1949518 31-Jan-2018 17:26
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I moved from VF cable 100/10 to "FibreX 200" cable a year ago. (We won't have a "real" fibre option for another 2 years).


There were some significant teething problems in the first six months, with frequent outages and poor performance.


These seem to have resolved now - no outages for three months, and reasonably good performance - definitely an improvement on the old 100/10 cable.


If you can't get "real fibre", then I would suggest upgrading to "Fibre X".


If you can get "real fibre", then drop VF and move on.


I intend to upgrade to fibre as soon as it becomes available.


 



Yes Fibre X was my only option and I will ditch it in a hot second when I have fibre available hopefully in a month I will be gone from voda. They will charge you $10 amonth for a static ip and i read somewhere that you need the static ip for port forwarding but I am not sure if this is true or something I picked up that is rubbish.



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  #1949535 31-Jan-2018 17:49
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Thanks guys, about "real fibre", as I know our street already has the fibre long time ago and I'm happy staying with current connection, but there is a problem to get a real fibre cause Vodafone wouldn't do it, saying as I already have a cable connection and the cable can provide same speed as the fibre, they will not laying the fibre from the street to my house :(
@DarkShadow, can you explain a bit more about VLAN setting on the WAN please? by the way I do not have spare LAN ports, all taken.

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  #1949539 31-Jan-2018 17:56
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go with another ISP then if vodafone wont let you have it


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  #1949543 31-Jan-2018 17:58
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Vodafone will connect you to Fibre you just make sure you are not on a Fibre X contract and then tell them you want to be moved to Fibre

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  #1949546 31-Jan-2018 18:06
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01EG: Thanks guys, about "real fibre", as I know our street already has the fibre long time ago and I'm happy staying with current connection, but there is a problem to get a real fibre cause Vodafone wouldn't do it, saying as I already have a cable connection and the cable can provide same speed as the fibre, they will not laying the fibre from the street to my house :(
@DarkShadow, can you explain a bit more about VLAN setting on the WAN please? by the way I do not have spare LAN ports, all taken.


Check what is available at your address either from the enable website (Christchurch) or the chorus website (rest of the country) to make sure and if you want to stay with voda call them and say they will lose you as a customer if they do not install fibre. Actual fibre is much better to my understanding as I need to reboot my Vodafone modem often (like twice a day some days) and my workmate never has to reboot his ONT (fibre modem).

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  #1949547 31-Jan-2018 18:09
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01EG: Thanks guys, about "real fibre", as I know our street already has the fibre long time ago and I'm happy staying with current connection, but there is a problem to get a real fibre cause Vodafone wouldn't do it ...

 

If you stay with cable, VF get all of the money, as they own the cable network.

 

If you move to fibre, VF have to give some of the money to somebody else.

 

They want you to stay on cable, as they have the monopoly.

 

That's their problem.

 

My advice - drop VF like a hot rock and move up to "real" fibre with another provider - you are spoiled for choice.  smile





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  #1949548 31-Jan-2018 18:12
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Linux: Vodafone will connect you to Fibre you just make sure you are not on a Fibre X contract and then tell them you want to be moved to Fibre

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I'm still on the old cable contract but it is finishing soon.

That I asked them when the fibre was available on our street and available to my house, they said "No" :( stay with the cable or go.



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  #1949549 31-Jan-2018 18:14
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epr: Check what is available at your address either from the enable website (Christchurch) or the chorus website (rest of the country) to make sure and if you want to stay with voda call them and say they will lose you as a customer if they do not install fibre
Already checked and as above :( by the way I reboot my modem once a year, works perfect :)



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  #1949552 31-Jan-2018 18:17
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My advice - drop VF like a hot rock and move up to "real" fibre with another provider


Any suggestion for ISP?



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  #1949553 31-Jan-2018 18:19
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And when I asked real fibre it was long time ago like few years, probably should try again :)

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  #1949556 31-Jan-2018 18:23
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01EG:

 

... I asked them when the fibre was available on our street and available to my house, they said "No" :( stay with the cable or go.

 

The "No" may only apply to Vodafone  (see my earlier post).  undecided

 

Put your address into the BROADBAND CHECKER.

 

This will give you the current broadband availability at your address.

 

"Go" may be your best option.  smile





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#1949558 31-Jan-2018 18:24
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01EG:
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My advice - drop VF like a hot rock and move up to "real" fibre with another provider

 


Any suggestion for ISP?

 

Move to 2Degrees

 

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